R for Research

Thu, 11/03/2021 - 09:30 to 12:30

This workshop is an introduction to data structures (DataFrames) and visualisation (using the ggplot2 package) in R. The targeted audience for this workshop are researchers who are already familiar with the basic concepts in programming such as loops, functions, and conditionals. This workshop will be taught using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. It will also use the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (software-carpentry.org).

You will learn: 

  • Project Management with RStudio
  • Introduction to Data Structures in R
  • Introduction to DataFrames in R
  • Selecting values in DataFrames
  • Quick introduction to Plotting using the ggplot2 package


Learn to Program: R or any of the Learn to Program: Python, Learn to Program: MATLAB or Learn to Program: Julia, needed to attend this course. If you already have some experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: R course to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course.

Additional courses: are being offered by UNSW throughout the year. The training calendar and free online resources are available on the Research Technology Training website. 

UNSW researchers are also permitted to attend Intersect-run courses at any of the Intersect member institutions (click here to view the courses on offer). Recordings of Intersect webinars can also be found here.

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Mrs Doris Margarita Harrison

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